I’m thrilled to announce that my book The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism: Evidence-Based Skills to Help You Let Go of Self-Criticism, Build Self-Esteem, and Find Balance, was published by New Harbinger Publications on January 2, 2019.
If you’d like to read a little about the writing and publishing process, I explain a bit of it in this post.
A little about The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism
Do you hold yourself—and perhaps others—to extremely high standards? Do you criticize yourself for every imperfection or mistake? Do you ruminate about what you should have done? Do you diminish your accomplishments and feel “less than” no matter how much you accomplish? Do you procrastinate certain tasks because you’re afraid you won’t carry them out perfectly?
There’s nothing wrong with hard work and high standards, but perfectionism can take over your life if you let it.
With this workbook, you’ll identify the root causes of your perfectionism and the ways it is negatively impacting your life. Rather than measuring your self-worth by productivity and accomplishments, you’ll learn to exercise self-compassion, and extend that compassion to others. You’ll also learn ways to prioritize the things that really matter to you, without focusing on attaining fixed goals.
If you’re ready to break free from out-of-control perfectionism and start living a richer, fuller life, this workbook will help you get started.
Praise for The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism
I’m honored to have gotten so much positive feedback from colleagues, clients, and blog readers. My book has been the #1 new release in the mood disorders and OCD categories on Amazon, as well. If it would be supportive of your personal and/or professional work, I hope you’ll consider purchasing a copy.
“Perfectionists, procrastinators, and people-pleasers take note. There is a new book available that can change how you live your life! The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism by Sharon Martin is more than a book; it’s a program. If you find yourself caught up in self-criticism and self-judgment, struggling with deadlines, or sabotaging your own success, you will find enormous comfort and guidance in this well-thought-out, highly structured workbook.”
— Jonice Webb, Ph.D., nationally recognized pioneer in the area of childhood emotional neglect, and best-selling author of Running on Empty and Running on Empty No More
“The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism is a wealth of helpful exercises and tools for anyone who struggles with people-pleasing, conflict avoidance or exhaustion from constantly seeking approval from others. Sharon makes it easy to understand the complex roots of perfectionism and the negative impact it can cause on our well-being. Perfectionism is more than just being driven or having a “type A” personality, it’s about suffering from low self-esteem, being critical of ourselves and pushing towards burnout. With helpful anecdotes, evidence-based tools and mindful self-reflection exercises, this workbook helps deconstruct our perfectionist tendencies, manage the guilt and shame that arises as a result and move towards more self-compassion and self-acceptance.”
– April Snow, AMFT, San Francisco-based psychotherapist
“I got my book today! I know it’s a good book when I have to go grab my highlighter or I laugh out loud because I KNOW I’m reading about myself. Sharon, I did both and I’m on the first paragraph! THANK YOU!!?”
— Facebook Follower
“The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism is evidence based without being too clinical for clients. I found the worksheets helpful. They often required reflection and were concrete enough to offer practical value. They were easy to understand and filled with impactful exercises. As a bonus, readers have access to additional digital copies of several worksheets so they can continue using them.”
– Le Shepard, Editor of The Therapist’s Bookshelf
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